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Re: Fuel Pump

To: "Dale Puffenberger" <dalep1@earthlink.net>, <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: Fuel Pump
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 14:37:51 -0700
References: <002b01c21e20$3e960100$042ef143@9w84r01>
Are you out of gas??
It has happened before....
To me!

----- Original Message -----
From "Dale Puffenberger" <dalep1 at earthlink.net>
To: <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 2:18 PM
Subject: Fuel Pump

> The new OE fuel pump on my 72 Midget was installed about 2 months ago. It
> working well as of 2 days ago (Tues) The car has not been driven for a
> but was started 3 or 4 times a week while on jackstands. The only work
> done near the fuel pump was opening and clearing the break lines at the
> on the rear axel and just outside the tunnel at the rear frame clip. The
> electrical parts (knowingly) involved were disconnecting the pressure fail
> switch, the stop light switch and the battery.
> Just finished the job and reassembled/reconnected everything and tried to
> start the car. The fuel pump would not stop clicking. I tried the ignition
> many times - 4-5 seconds a try -  after a dozen or so tries the engine
> but was starved for fuel. Rechecked all fittings and connections in the
> compartment and pulled off the rt.rear wheel to check if anything had been
> knocked loose from the fuel pump and could not find anything.
> I have had the car for 2 months and it is my first Midget so I don't know
> this something particular to the car, a known problem, punishment for
> disturbing parts and systems that had been happily slumbering for a few
> or just my glazed-over eyes and addled brain overlooked the obvious. What
> it? Coincidental fuel line blockage?

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